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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby my5cents » Jan 30th, 2018, 11:47 am

Glacier wrote:If you drive with studded tires, you are a law breaking ignorant hatemongering jerkface.

Think about it. You MUST have winter tires come October 1st, but you cannot have studded tires BEFORE October 1st. Since there aren't enough tire shops to put on everyone's winter tires on October 1st, you might not get your car in the tire shop on exactly October 1st, therefore, you will have to either get them done in September, and drive illegally with studs, or do it in October and drive illegally with summer tires. People on Castanet get really upset when they see people driving around with summer tires in October.

Do you know who else breaks the law? Pedophiles. So you're breaking the law just like a pedophile.

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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby spooker » Jan 30th, 2018, 12:38 pm

Glacier wrote:Think about it. You MUST have winter tires come October 1st, but you cannot have studded tires BEFORE October 1st. Since there aren't enough tire shops to put on everyone's winter tires on October 1st, you might not get your car in the tire shop on exactly October 1st, therefore, you will have to either get them done in September, and drive illegally with studs, or do it in October and drive illegally with summer tires. People on Castanet get really upset when they see people driving around with summer tires in October.


Why depend on the shops? I've always just picked up a second set of rims ... switching tires takes me about 30 minutes in my driveway, anytime of day or night I want (I have a very easygoing scheduler) ... convenience shouldn't be about just paying somebody to do something for you, it should be learning to do it yourself so you don't frustrate yourself when people let you down ...
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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby Glacier » Jan 30th, 2018, 2:01 pm

spooker wrote:Why depend on the shops?

For the same reason it's illegal to pump your own gas in Oregon. It takes jobs away from hard working people. Who wants to run the risk of being accused of being a racist Islamphobe by killing jobs. Besides, October 1st falls a Saturday, so doing work might upset my Jewish neighbours who take the Sabbath seriously, and that could run the risk being hauled before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for being an antisemitic Nazi.

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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 30th, 2018, 8:08 pm

I feel your pain,,triggered is as triggered does....
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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby Dizzy1 » Jan 31st, 2018, 9:13 pm

I know you're being tongue in cheek - but I'm gonna be that guy ;)
Glacier wrote:Think about it. You MUST have winter tires come October 1st,

Wrong, wrong, wrong. You do not have to have winter tires at all, you can drive with summers all year long - as long as you don't drive on a stretch of highway that posts you must use winter (or M+S) tires.

Sorry, just had to :biggrin:
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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby I see what you did » Jan 31st, 2018, 10:44 pm

Glacier wrote:If you drive with studded tires, you are a law breaking ignorant hatemongering jerkface.

Think about it. You MUST have winter tires come October 1st, but you cannot have studded tires BEFORE October 1st. Since there aren't enough tire shops to put on everyone's winter tires on October 1st, you might not get your car in the tire shop on exactly October 1st, therefore, you will have to either get them done in September, and drive illegally with studs, or do it in October and drive illegally with summer tires. People on Castanet get really upset when they see people driving around with summer tires in October.

Do you know who else breaks the law? Pedophiles. So you're breaking the law just like a pedophile.


sarcasm? or just high?
There is no snow in early October, therefore shops have tons of room to scheduled you in. If you wait until the first snowfall to change your tires (late oct-nov), then you're an idiot
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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby TreeGuy » Feb 1st, 2018, 5:51 am

This is sort of off topic, is Glacier off his meds again? Or did China hack his account?
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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby Glacier » Feb 1st, 2018, 9:32 am

I see what you did wrote:sarcasm? or just high?

Both.

Dizzy1 wrote:Wrong, wrong, wrong. You do not have to have winter tires at all, you can drive with summers all year long - as long as you don't drive on a stretch of highway that posts you must use winter (or M+S) tires.

Sorry, just had to :biggrin:

Well, between my house and work there's one of those signs that say you will get anally violated if you have summer tires on October 1st (this is the case if you live in Armstrong, Lumby, or parts of Coldstream and work in Vernon), so if you have straight summers and studded winters, you're screwed.
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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby Bsuds » Feb 1st, 2018, 9:56 am

Glacier wrote: so if you have straight summers and studded winters, you're screwed.


But not if they are on rims and you switch them over yourself.
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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 1st, 2018, 12:04 pm

Bsuds wrote:
Glacier wrote: so if you have straight summers and studded winters, you're screwed.


But not if they are on rims and you switch them over yourself.


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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby Bman » Feb 2nd, 2018, 2:55 pm

TreeGuy wrote:
prairieflower wrote:Found through Google....
http://www.bchighway.com/regulations/studded-tires.html
"In British Columbia (BC) Under the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, tires with studs up to 3.5 mm high can only be used between October 1 and April 30. The regulations limit tires to 130 studs each for vehicles weighing less than 4,600 kg, or 175 studs each for vehicles weighing more than that. It’s important to note you can only use studded tires on the front wheels if you’re using them on rear wheels also (at least one studded tire per rear wheel). This means if you have a rear wheel drive vehicle you usually only use the studded tires on the rear wheels; however if you have a front wheel drive vehicle and use studded tires on the front wheels you must mount studded tires on the rear wheels also."

But you would also need Bylaw to enforce the law, which is seriously lacking around the Okanagan..


I found that to be an interesting statement. I have a rear wheel drives vehicle and I put on studded tires all the way around. Traction for steering is equally important as tracking for acceleration. Also when you consider most of the braking is down by your front brakes, studded tires up front are very important. But I’m no tire expert.

Also this would not be a bylaw issue but a DOT or RCMP issue.


MOT.
Canada doesnt have a DOT.
But the MOT accepts the DOT approval on a part or accessory.
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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby Glacier » Feb 2nd, 2018, 3:00 pm

Bman wrote:MOT.
Canada doesnt have a DOT.
But the MOT accepts the DOT approval on a part or accessory.

Nope. Canada doesn't have MOT (or at least BC doesn't). It's MOTI.
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